ABC-Univision to launch Fusion on Oct. 28

Fusion, the proposed cable channel designed to target the increasingly influential population of English-speaking Latinos, is scheduled to launch Oct. 28 with a blend of news and satire shows.

The initiative is a joint venture between ABC News and Univision Communications. The network will be programmed in English.

Inaugural shows will feature two of the Spanish-language media company Univision’s powerhouse news anchors: Jorge Ramos, the co-anchor of Univision’s network news, and León Krauze, news anchor at KMEX-TV Channel 34 in Los Angeles.

David Javerbaum, the former head writer for “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” has been hired to oversee content for Fusion’s nightly block of satire programming.

“Fusion’s unique combination of news, satire and original series is a completely new offering for the most exciting and fastest-growing group of young people in the country,” Beau Ferrari, acting president for Fusion, said in a statement.

 

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